Contents For APR2012

  • Books For Traders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The following selection of book descriptions represents a sampling of recent book releases in the investing field....

  • Commodity Trader's Almanac

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Both experienced and beginning traders looking for seasonal trading opportunities will find the 2012 edition of the Commodity Trader's Almanac published by John Wiley & Sons a welcome resource. Entering its sixth year of publication, coauthors Jeffrey Hirsch and John Person take this book beyond the realm of commodity trading....

  • Cycles In The Dow Emini Futures

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In the world of trading, risk, and reward, cycles are natural and so are the cycles of greed. How do you overcome these cycles or least prosper from them?...

  • Defeating Slippage

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Slippage is one of the biggest problems for traders to overcome. While there are no ways to defeat slippage completely, here are four ways to decrease it significantly....

  • Engineered Look At Trends In Cycles

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...It's easier to gain from trending markets than choppy or cyclical market movements. But you can detect trends from a cyclical perspective....

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a question, post it to our website at http://Message-Boards.Traders.com. Answers will be posted there, and selected questions will appear in a future issue of S&C. Contributing analysis is by senior Optionetics strategist Chris Tyler....

  • Futures For You

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Want to find out how the futures markets really work? DeCarley Trading senior analyst and broker Carley Garner answers your questions about today's futures markets....

  • Futures Liquidity

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trading liquidity is often overlooked as a key technical measurement in the analysis and selection of commodity futures. The following explains how to read the futures liquidity chart published by Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities every month....

  • Harmonic Trader

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Harmonic Trader is a website that offers a number of technical tools that were created by Scott Carney....

  • HurstTradingSignals.com

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Hurst Trading Signals (HTS) is an online software application that attempts to identify and measure tradable price cycles according to the trading and market theories made famous by J.M. Hurst in the early 1970s....

  • Interdependent Economic Factors And Forex

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Business cycles, asset allocation, economic indicators, and forex are intertwined in ways you can only begin to imagine....

  • Letters To S&C

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The editors of S&C invite readers to submit their opinions and information on subjects relating to technical analysis and this magazine. This column is our means of communication with our readers....

  • Market Kinematics With Stan Harley

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stan Harley's career has spanned investment advisory services, defense/aerospace, and military service. A former naval aviator in various fighter aircraft, Harley attended the US Navy's fighter weapons school better known as Top Gun. An investment advisor since 1991, he has developed mathematical algorithms for trend assessment, determination of cyclical functions, statistical analysis, regression modeling, and time-series forecasting. The chief investment officer for a Dallas, TX–based hedge fund, Harley provides support to institutional managers, individual investors, and traders, and since ...

  • Mutual Funds

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...You can find a wealth of information on the Internet for nearly any subject imaginable, including investing, trading, and the financial markets. You can even find a good amount on technical analysis....

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...There was a lot of excitement toward the end of February when the Dow Jones Industrial Average tapped 13,000 and that was as it should be, given that the index hasn't seen those levels since 2008....

  • Pair Trading With Spreadsheets

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Build a spreadsheet to aid in revealing profitable opportunities in pair trades....

  • Q&A

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. To submit a question, post your question to our website at http://Message-Boards.Traders.com. Answers will be posted there, and selected questions....

  • RTN En Route To A Multimonth High?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Shares of Raytheon have rebounded from a recent cycle low. Is this yet another surge on the way to a new high?...

  • Setting Strategies With SwamiCharts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Once you have identified a cyclical movement, you may think the most difficult part is over. Unfortunately, not all cycles are tradable. Here's one indicator that can tell you the best time to use a swing wave as an effective trading signal....

  • The Engulfing Pattern For Swing Traders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...This swing trading strategy can be applied to currency markets, common stocks, and exchange traded funds that track commodities and track indexes....

  • Trade News & Products

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Open trading technology provider UNX welcomes commodities and derivatives technology and data firm CQG as the latest provider to join the Catalyst Marketplace, UNX's open-source software store, CQG announced....

  • Traders' Tips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For this month's Traders' Tips, the focus is John Ehlers & Ric Ways article in this issue, “Introducing SwamiCharts.”...